People in recovery of mental illness are frequently faced with frustration, confusion, social-stigma as well as self-stigma while they are en route to recovery. Medication side-effects, difficulties in adapting to work, interpersonal relationship and family are just but a few burdens that are laid heavily on their shoulders. Volunteers are their dear supporters, rendering encouragement and loving care that they need in order to overcome the hurdles and regain a life with vitality and dignity.
Volunteers are also the driving force that helps change the general public’s attitude towards mental health issues. Due to either misconception or unawareness, or the combination of both, people in general are reluctant to face mental health problems head-on, often resulting in delayed intervention and stigma being developed towards people in recovery of mental illness. With their enthusiasm and positive attitudes, volunteers counter these negative thinking and help advocate community attention to mental health issues. The effects volunteers bring about would surely help people in recovery of mental illness integrate better into the society and develop their potential to the full.
If you are interested in joining with us as volunteers, please download and fill out the "Volunteer Application Form” and send it back to us by mail or fax. (Address: 332 Nam Cheong Street, Kowloon, Fax: 2770 9345). We will match volunteer work in accordance with your personal interests and preference, so that you can make invest your time, skills and experience to the community.
For enquiries about joining our volunteering work, please contact:
Public Education Team
Tel： 2332 4343
Fax： 2770 9345
Volunteer Application Form
Click here to download Volunteer Application Form.